Thankful for New Opportunities

It’s that time of year again: Thanksgiving! What are you thankful for? An exciting new job opportunity? Good friends? Precious time with family? For most of us, a visit to the hospital would not top our lists of things to share around the table. For Kyle and his family, though, Kyle’s visit to the hospital...
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Leaving Limitations Behind

Living with a disability can bring unique struggles. Hobbies, social life, and job prospects can all be affected. But in a barangay in Cadiz City, a Transform group has been formed mostly by persons with disabilities (PWDs) from eight different barangays. This determined group of participants took health, values and livelihood lessons, hoping to improve...
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World Record for Food Packing!

On World Food Day (October 16th), volunteers from Globe Telecom, Conrad Manila, and Rise Against Hunger PH joined forces to hold a special meal-packing relay in Manila, with ICM as their chosen beneficiary. This was also an attempt by RAH to break the Guinness World Record for most meals packed by volunteers within 5 minutes....
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Receiving Hope to Bring Hope

“Of all the people in the world, why does it have to be me?” Linalyn asked her mother, Natalie. Their family had no history of clubfoot so she couldn’t understand why she was born that way. Natalie worked as a sugarcane farmer. Her work was seasonal and her salary wasn’t enough to provide for her...
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Transform: Starting With the Heart

ICM’s Transform program focuses on three key areas: Values, Health and Livelihood. While the Health and Livelihood components target the physical needs of participants, the Values component addresses the battles in their minds. Through the different lessons, ICM aims to help people overcome feelings of inferiority and passivity that hold them back from breaking out...
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Transform Through Life and Faith

Fernando is a single father of five children living in an urban slum in Bohol. His children range from 5 years old to 15 years old. He was first referred to join ICM’s programs by his cousin and upon hearing about Transform, he was immediately curious and excited. He has benefited from all the different...
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T’nalak Festival: A Colorful Celebration

Provinces in the Philippines have their own unique ways of celebrating their culture. For example, the South Cotabato province has a big celebration every year known as T’nalak Festival. Every July, the festival is a week-long celebration held in Koronadal City, the capital of South Cotabato. The festival gets its name from “t’nalak,” a colorful...
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Getting REDI for Typhoon Mangkhut!

Five years ago when Typhoon Haiyan (known as Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines) struck the Philippines, it left a path of death and destruction. ICM was able to act immediately thanks to pre-positioned food stored in our bases. We were able to deliver millions of meals to affected communities while international agencies waited for their...
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Strive to Thrive

At the heart of all that ICM does is the dedication and passion of local pastors who love and serve the poor in their communities. In order to encourage, equip and empower these pastors, ICM started the Thrive pastor network! The Thrive pastor network exists to strengthen and equip ICM’s partner pastors for more effective,...
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The Power of VHL

“Every day is not a harvest day. Where could I get financial help to meet our daily needs?” This is a question that Criselda asked when she looked at her family and the growing needs. The weight of her family fell upon her shoulders when her husband suddenly passed away from heatstroke during a harvest...
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